Gordon “Corky” Clark, 91, Flasher, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, Feb. 14, 2021 at Sunset nursing home in Mandan. A committal service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, June 17 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
On Oct. 25, 1929, Gordon Glen Clark was born to Roscoe and Florence (Bossingham) Clark in Leith, where he was also raised and educated.
Gordon was drafted into the Korean War on Feb. 21, 1951 where he was a heavy equipment operator. He built runway strips ahead of the front lines. On Feb. 27, 1953, Gordon was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal.
He married Adela Faye Ozbun on Sept. 3, 1959. To this union, they had three children: Shelly Wolf Necklace, Danny (Denise) Clark and Norvin Clark; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
For most of Gordon’s life, he worked road construction. In 1994 Gordon retired from the North Dakota State Highway Department out of Flasher after 15 years.
After retirement, Gordon enjoyed helping out local farmers with various jobs, attending rodeos, auctions and enjoying his grandchildren as babies.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Adela; daughter, Shelly; sons, Danny and Norvin; brother, Delbert (Bonnie) Clark; sisters, Maxine Culver and Carol Jenkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Norvin and Ilene Ozbun; infant brother, Elroy; sisters, Edie and Ardith; brother, Ray; daughter-in-law, Leta; granddaughters, Dannie and Spirit; grandson, Robert; brothers-in-law, Bobby Johnson, Charles Jenkins and Charles Culver.